Monday, March 23, 2009

In the news: we kinda already talked about this...

...and the pictured dude kind of doesn't really have anything to do with it, but half the point of this is pictures to look at. Ooh, words:

"The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Friday that would allow same-sex marriage in the state. This vote came after a week of hearings on the issue. Vermont currently allows civil unions, but the current bill would expand benefits offered to same-sex couples.

The bill will now move to the state Senate. Even if the legislation passes in both houses of the state legislature, supporters are concerned that Republican Governor Jim Douglas would veto the measure. A spokeswoman for the Governor told the 
New York Times that "Governor Douglas believes that this legislation is a distraction from the important work the legislature should be doing to get our economy back on track."" [ms]

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